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3 Credit Cards College Students Should Consider
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 29, 2015
“Numerous surveys have shown that many millennials just don't want them, with most opting for debit cards in the wake of an apocalyptic job market and crushing student loan debt. For those who do want them, credit cards just aren't always easy to come by. The Credit CARD Act of 2009 pulled the plug on banks advertising on campus -- no more free pizzas or T-shirts just for signing up for a card -- and also require anyone under 21 to either have a co-signer or show proof of income before they can even get a card.”
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Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 29, 2015
“DALLAS (AP) — Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master's degree at Texas' Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas suburb of Plano.”
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How not to flip your lid over college applications
by Education
Aug 29, 2015
“An admissions counselor provides some answers.”
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Another college lockdown: Student shot to death in Georgia campus building
by Education
Aug 29, 2015
“University officials respond quickly to threats of violence on campus”
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Clinton pledges to expand public-service program, tuition assistance
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 27, 2015
“By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would more than triple enrollment in the public-service program AmeriCorps to 250,000 and offer participants increased college aid as part of her plan to make higher education more affordable, her campaign said Thursday. AmeriCorps participants who complete two-year assignments at nonprofit entities, community organizations or public agencies, followed by an additional year of public service, would receive $23,000 in tuition assistance, double the current maximum of $11,550. "Young people willing to commit to public service deserve to live free from the crushing burden of student debt," Clinton said in a statement.”
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College Students Say Gay Memoir Is Too Graphic When It Comes to Depictions of Sex
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 27, 2015
“A number of students have objected to reading Fun Home because of its illustrative depictions of sexuality, according to the school’s student newspaper, The Duke Chronicle. The autobiographical novel, which explores the lesbian author’s relationship with her closeted gay father in the aftermath of his suicide, was selected for summer reading by a committee from the Duke Common Experience Program. The staff- and student-led group annually designates one book for new students to read over the break and discuss with their peers during orientation week.”
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Corinthian Colleges Wins Approval for Liquidation Plan
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 27, 2015
“A bankruptcy judge has approved Corinthian Colleges Inc.’s plan to liquidate its assets, largely concluding the defunct for-profit education company’s chapter 11 bankruptcy case. The liquidating plan sets aside more than $4 million to benefit former students in their efforts to pursue discharges of student loans incurred at Corinthian schools, including Everest, WyoTech and Heald colleges. Corinthian Colleges wound down under a chapter 11 process, giving the parties the flexibility to negotiate a fund for students that wouldn’t have been available in a chapter 7 liquidation.”
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U.S. court approves Corinthian Colleges' liquidation plan: WSJ
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 27, 2015
“The liquidating plan sets aside more than $4 million as debt relief to help former students pursue discharges for student loans incurred at Corinthian schools, the Journal said. Corinthian was not immediately available for comment. Late last year, Corinthian sold off more than half its campuses after it was subject to multiple federal and state probes into matters as whether it misled investors and students about its finances and job placement rates.”
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Study finds peak months for college students' 1st drug use
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 27, 2015
“CHICAGO (AP) — Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time during certain times of year.”
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Free or discounted software licenses and cloud resources for students and educators
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 27, 2015
“Get ahead of the class by using these offers for free or discounted software licenses and cloud resources available to university students and educators around the world.”
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Sound familiar? Two university leaders resign after using personal e-mails for business
by Education
Aug 27, 2015
“A non-Hillary e-mail scandal at the University of Illinois.”
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How High Schoolers Spent Their Summer: Online, Taking More Courses
by NYT > Education
Aug 26, 2015
“Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, intended as college-level work for anyone, are popping up on college applications, a sign of curiosity and, possibly, résumé packing.”
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Travel: Near New Orleans, New England fall, Midwest colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 26, 2015
“OUTSIDE NEW ORLEANS”
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‘Welcome’ to campus: Banners tell Ohio State dads where to leave their daughters
by Education
Aug 26, 2015
“Old Dominion's not the only university where students hang banners off campus that offended some women and their parents.”
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ACT’s college admission testing grows, but scores stagnate
by Education
Aug 26, 2015
“Testing officials sound an alarm about college readiness in America.”
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Readers’ Turn: Eliminate Fafsa?
by NYT > Education
Aug 25, 2015
“A suggestion to remove the college financial aid form called Fafsa led to a discussion that touched on empathy, coddling and fraud.”
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Banners at Va. college show parents where to drop off their ‘baby girl’ for ‘a good time’
by Education
Aug 25, 2015
“Old Dominion University's president apologized for banners hung by students on campus, and emphasized the school has no tolerance for sexual assault”
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Students arrive at Sweet Briar, following struggle to keep the college open
by Education
Aug 25, 2015
“Last spring, alumnae and others fought to keep the school open -- and won. Students began arriving on campus Monday”
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Fatal shooting by campus cop prompts colleges' reviews
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 24, 2015
“CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer's fatal shooting of a motorist he stopped over a missing front license plate has grabbed other colleges' attention, prompting discussions and reviews of their own police policies.”
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Economic View: Fafsa Follies: To Gain a Student, Eliminate a Form
by NYT > Education
Aug 22, 2015
“Removing the application for federal aid would encourage more qualified low-income students to apply to college.”
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On Religion: Parents’ Ceremony Serves Up Elements of ‘Morehouse Gospel’
by NYT > Education
Aug 22, 2015
“The college’s annual Parents’ Parting Ceremony offers a mix of African music and dance, black Christian preaching and liberation theology.”
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Malloy's chief of staff to temporarily oversee Regents board
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 22, 2015
“Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's outgoing chief of staff was appointed Friday to head Connecticut's Board of Regents for Higher Education, promising he'll listen to the concerns of college presidents, ...”
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Washington tragedy highlights firefighters' youth, passion
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 22, 2015
“TWISP, Wash. (AP) — One was a college student for whom fighting fires was a summer job. Another had graduated and wanted to make firefighting his career. The third was already a professional firefighter who had gone back to school to earn his master's degree.”
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Texas man arrested for luring college students into prostitution
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 21, 2015
“Police in San Antonio have arrested what they describe as a "smooth talking man" who preyed on college women who were financially vulnerable, convincing dozens of them to be part of his prostitution business, officials said on Tuesday. Steven Sumlin, 38, was arrested at his home in San Antonio on Monday and charged with felony aggravated promotion of prostitution, police said. Sumlin is suspected of going to college campuses in San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas and telling women they could make hundreds or thousands of dollars doing unspecified jobs in his business, according to San Antonio Police Officer Douglas Greene, a spokesman.”
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U-Va. starts new undergraduate degree program for STEM teachers
by Education
Aug 21, 2015
“The University of Virginia is joining a growing cadre of universities offering an undergraduate program that aims to prepare future science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers.”
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Supporters of College Athletes’ Unions Look Past Setback
by NYT > Education
Aug 19, 2015
“Advocates for college athletes are seeking new ways to influence policy after their bid to unionize football players at Northwestern was defeated.”
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2016 Best Colleges Rankings Coming Sept. 9
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 19, 2015
“Prospective students and parents looking for the school that best fits their needs can check out the 2016 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings starting Wednesday, Sept. 9. New rankings for National Universities, National Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities and Regional Colleges will be available on usnews.com. In addition to the main rankings, U.S. News for the first time will publish rankings of the Most Innovative Schools in terms of technology, facilities, academics and curriculum.”
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3 Important College Funding Questions to Answer During a Divorce
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 19, 2015
“In ideal situations, parents begin saving for their child's college education shortly after birth, leveraging their combined incomes to create a united front against ever-increasing tuition hikes.”
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N.L.R.B. Rejects Northwestern Football Players’ Union Bid
by NYT > Education
Aug 18, 2015
“The ruling was a victory for the college sports establishment and reaffirmed one of the N.C.A.A.’s core principles: that college athletes are primarily students.”
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On Colleges: Union Ruling Underlines N.C.A.A.’s Evolution
by NYT > Education
Aug 18, 2015
“In effect, the college sports establishment has so far been able to head off fundamental alterations to its model in part by allowing incremental changes.”
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Demystify the Variety of Degrees Awarded at U.S. Colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 18, 2015
“-- Associate degree: An associate degree can be completed in two years or less. With an associate degree, you can either head straight for the workforce, or use the credits you earned toward a bachelor's degree.”
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Pencils down: More U.S. colleges drop standardized tests
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 17, 2015
“Don't worry, a growing number of U.S. schools are scrapping standardized test scores as part of admission. Washington, D.C.'s George Washington University last month joined more than 850 U.S. colleges and universities that no longer require applicants to take the SAT or ACT, tests that have been a feature of American student life for decades. Proponents of making the tests optional say the switch can help schools become more diverse and admit students who will thrive even though they may have lagged other applicants on scores.”
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4 Questions to Ask Before Pursuing an Online Master of Laws Degree
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 17, 2015
“Experts say online learning offers students -- especially attorneys already practicing overseas -- a chance to stay at home and save money that would otherwise be spent on moving and relocating to the U.S. "With our program, what we have found is that the students we have enrolled are typically working," says Deborah Call, associate dean of graduate and international programs at the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law. When it comes to pursuing an LL.M. online, here are four questions students should consider about their own personal goals and possible programs.”
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Start Planning for 4+1 Master's Program Admissions in High School
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 17, 2015
“A growing number of colleges and universities now offer accelerated degree programs, which are sometimes referred to as "4+1 programs." These programs allow a student to earn both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in just five years, rather than the usual six or seven. The admissions process for such programs typically begins during students' junior year in college, but individuals who already believe that one of these programs may be right for them would be wise to begin preparing for this application process during their junior and senior years of high school. Here are three reasons that it is beneficial for high school students to start planning for 4+1 admissions now.”
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Why pushing kids to learn too much too soon is counterproductive
by Education
Aug 17, 2015
“An adapted excerpt from a new book by a professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, which looks at new research and says that attempts to accelerate intellectual development can be harmful.”
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Hillary Clinton offers plan to help students with children
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 15, 2015
“By Amanda Becker CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Friday that if elected she would dramatically expand a program that provides child care for college students with children, and to create a scholarship program for student parents. Clinton announced the plan at a town hall meeting in Dubuque, Iowa, as she continued to highlight her platform to make college more affordable. Clinton also said she would create a "SPARK College Scholarship" to help parents pay for their own higher education.”
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Dorm alternative for small colleges may be employee basement
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 15, 2015
“CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Incoming freshman Gabrielle Szczerbiak isn't getting the traditional college housing experience she expected. She will have a roommate, and there are rules — no boys in the bedrooms and a curfew.”
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William & Mary drops a Confederate emblem and moves a plaque
by Education
Aug 15, 2015
“One of the nation's oldest colleges joins a movement to rethink display of images of Southern rebellion.”
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Sports Briefing | College Football: Coach Jim Mora Donates to U.C.L.A.
by NYT > Education
Aug 14, 2015
“Mora made what U.C.L.A. called “a major personal financial commitment” to the university’s new football training complex.”
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Readers Share Back-to-School Tips for Incoming Freshmen
by NYT > Education
Aug 14, 2015
“The transition to college can be rocky. New York Times readers submitted advice on how to adjust and get the most out of the experience.”
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Families of Virginia Tech Massacre Victims Start Program to Improve Campus Safety
by NYT > Education
Aug 14, 2015
“The program, announced by survivors and families, aims to help colleges and universities ask the hard questions about how they handle campus hazards.”
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University of Texas bumps Confederate statue to indoor exhibit
by Education
Aug 14, 2015
“The statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis on the Austin campus was vandalized after the massacre in South Carolina raised new debate about the appropriateness of Civil War icons.”
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Some community colleges are fixing unfriendly placement policies
by Education
Aug 14, 2015
“It is expensive and time-consuming for community colleges to produce these new courses and tests, but the results show that colleges doing just that will be serving their new students better than they have before.”
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National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: Chancellor Who Resigned Is to Be Fired Instead, and Lose Bonus
by NYT > Education
Aug 13, 2015
“University of Illinois officials plan to dismiss Chancellor Phyllis Wise rather than accept her resignation and pay her a $400,000 bonus.”
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The Best Credit Cards for College Students? Yes, They Do Exist
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 13, 2015
“Credit cards are convenient when buying books and necessities, when traveling, and in case of emergencies. Although 63 percent of millennials (ages 18 to 29) don’t have a credit card, college students and credit cards do not have to be a ruinous combination. CardHub has rounded up the best credit cards for college students, looking at factors such as rewards, no or low annual fees, and introductory rates of over 1,000 cards.”
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Sports Briefing | Colleges: Minnesota Plans Harassment Inquiry
by NYT > Education
Aug 11, 2015
“The University of Minnesota will begin an outside investigation of its athletic department and its former director, Norwood Teague, who resigned because of sexual harassment complaints, a school official said.”
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Temple joins other colleges closing ahead of pope's visit
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 11, 2015
“Temple University students will have a day off when the pope visits Philadelphia.”
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Clinton’s $350 Billion College Tuition Plan Built on Rosy Assumptions
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 11, 2015
“Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Monday formally unveiled a $350 billion, ten- year proposal for addressing onerous college debt in a scheduled speech in New Hampshire, as she wades into a pocket-book topic of utmost concern to all middle class families. With college tuition and room and board costs running well above inflation, student debt has tripled over the past decade, reaching $1.2 trillion in the first quarter of 2015. Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner and policy wonk, has crafted ideas for directly addressing the plight of students at state and city run public universities and colleges, and their families who are drowning in debt, as well as cracking down on lending institutions engaging in unscrupulous practices.”
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Bernie Sanders talks with nurses in San Francisco Bay Area
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 11, 2015
“A national nurses union warmly welcomed Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders to Oakland on Monday, along with his message of taxing the wealthy, better health care for all, and free college tuition for ...”
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College students still largely misinformed about Ebola
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 11, 2015
“(This August 7 story has been refiled to add missing word 'reached' in first paragraph) By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Months after the Ebola virus outbreak of 2014 had briefly reached the U.S., American college students still understood little about the disease and how it spreads, a 2015 survey suggests. "I was particularly surprised that almost a third thought you could get Ebola from mosquitoes, but this belief has also been echoed in the HIV literature," said Brandon Brown of the University of California Riverside School of Medicine, who coauthored a report about the survey in the American Journal of Infection Control. Most students got less than half of the survey questions correct, Brown told Reuters Health by email.”
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Hillary Clinton Slams GOP for Ignoring College Debt at Debate
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 11, 2015
“Hillary Clinton on Tuesday called out Republicans, and specifically Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, for “slashing" the investment in higher education and for ignoring the issue of college debt during the GOP primary debate. Really I admire you, greatly, for that,” Clinton said during a town hall at the River Valley Community College in Claremont, New Hampshire.”
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Universities love to build (and capture construction in cool time-lapse)
by Education
Aug 11, 2015
“The theory: If you build it on your campus, students might come.”
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Hillary Clinton to Offer Plan on Paying College Tuition Without Needing Loans
by NYT > Education
Aug 10, 2015
“Hillary Rodham Clinton will propose major new spending by the federal government that would help undergraduates pay tuition at public colleges without needing loans.”
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17 Smart Gifts For College Students
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 10, 2015
“This is half of a two-part story. Read the other half, Does Your College-Bound Kid Have These 11 Basics? It’s natural to want to ply your college-bound child with gifts, but one thing to consider is that ...”
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Op-Ed Columnist: A Prudent College Path
by NYT > Education
Aug 09, 2015
“There’s a way to combine an intimate academic environment with a state school’s sweep and socioeconomic diversity. More students should consider it.”
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North Carolina’s step-by-step war on public education
by Education
Aug 08, 2015
“The war has been fought with underfunded budgets, tactical strikes against public school teachers, changes in how charter schools operate and how tax dollars can go to private or religious schools, and the erosion of the University of North Carolina.”
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Trump University: Why the N.Y. attorney general called it a scam
by Education
Aug 08, 2015
“Trump faces two lawsuits over this enterprise.”
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More College Students Selling Stock—in Themselves
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 06, 2015
“Elida Gonzalez feared drowning in college debt on her road to a middle-class job, so instead she sold investors a piece of her future. The now-23-year-old daughter of a farm worker from Santa Maria, Calif., signed up with 13th Avenue Funding, borrowing $15,000 to complete her bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz. “I was able to trust them, which is really hard for me to do,” said Ms. Gonzalez, who could pay back more than the cost of a traditional loan if she does well, but is on the hook for only 5% of her income for 15 years if she doesn’t.”
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I’ve Found a New Way to Rank Colleges—And It Has Nothing to Do with Learning
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 06, 2015
“Having a class where the professor wrote the textbook would be fantastic, but would you really trade that for living in a dump where the bathroom mold has been carbon-dated? Right now I’m a high-school ...”
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A look back at Jon Stewart’s 2004 commencement speech: ‘College is not necessarily predictive of your future success’
by Education
Aug 06, 2015
“Given at his alma mater, the College of William & Mary: 'So how do you know what is the right path to choose to get the result that you desire? And the honest answer is this. You won’t. And accepting that greatly eases the anxiety of your life experience. I was not exceptional here, and am not now. I was mediocre here. And I’m not saying aim low. Not everybody can wander around in an alcoholic haze and then at 40 just, you know, decide to be President. You’ve got to really work hard to try to...I was actually referring to my father.'”
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Why Women Are Drawn to Online Learning in Higher Numbers Than Men
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 05, 2015
“With two small children, a long commute to work and an upcoming cross-country move, Amanda Tutlewski knew that taking on-campus classes to complete a master's degree in nursing wasn't an option.”
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Arne Duncan: Why Prisoners Need College Ed
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 04, 2015
“The secretary of education tells OZY about a new plan to educate inmates - and the transformative power of education.”
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Evaluate Career Help Before Applying to U.S. Colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 04, 2015
“"Learning by doing" is an idea that many college students in the U.S. have become familiar with. It has long been a hallmark of U.S. higher education, and it calls on students to not only learn the theories and techniques associated with a particular field of study, but to put that knowledge to work. "Everyone kept telling me to ask about internships," says Luyan, an international student from China at Saint Louis University in Missouri, about his own college search process.”
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Common Application goes live for 2015-16 college admissions season — with new essay prompts
by Education
Aug 04, 2015
“The 2015-16 college applications season gears up -- even before school starts.”
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At U-Va., a flood of donations rescues a storied student newspaper
by Education
Aug 04, 2015
“The Cavalier Daily, an independent student newspaper at the University of Virginia, owed so much back rent that its leaders had to plead for donations.”
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This 14-year-old Sidwell Friends student outwitted a college historian
by Education
Aug 04, 2015
“Refuting a claim that “No Irish Need Apply” job advertisements were rare, a student turns interest into action.”
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How Missouri whacked hundreds of Dreamers’ plans to attend college this fall
by Education
Aug 04, 2015
“State lawmakers made a small but significant change in a funding bill about who can get in-state tuition and who can't.”
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Suicide on Campus and the Pressure of Perfection
by NYT > Education
Aug 02, 2015
“Kathryn DeWitt had put on her Penn Face. But living up to expectations — her own and others’ — was just too much. Dying seemed the only way out. It wasn’t.”
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Pop Quiz: Answers to the Fiske Guide to College Histories
by NYT > Education
Aug 01, 2015
“Give up? Here are the answers.”
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Four Steps to Choosing Your Major
by NYT > Education
Aug 01, 2015
“Deciding on a college major isn’t a lifelong sentence. It’s a jumping-off point. Most people’s work shape-shifts in unforeseeable ways.”
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Finding a Career Track in LinkedIn Profiles
by NYT > Education
Aug 01, 2015
“Students can get help choosing a college and a major in the digital breadcrumbs that LinkedIn members put online. Just follow the big data.”
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Blackboard: College Tours, for Just $43,500
by NYT > Education
Aug 01, 2015
“For fast-track visits to campus, a private jet awaits.”
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Forum: Confederate Symbols, Swastikas and Student Sensibilities
by NYT > Education
Aug 01, 2015
“The visibility of iconography associated with bias and oppression has been a volatile issue on campuses this year.”
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Samuel DuBose’s Death in Cincinnati Points to Off-Campus Power of College Police
by NYT > Education
Aug 01, 2015
“The shooting of Mr. DuBose, a black man, has prompted officials to reconsider a policy that allowed a university force to patrol an area far more complex than its campus.”
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College Board bows to critics, revises AP U.S. History course
by Education
Aug 01, 2015
“Conservatives had blasted the 2014 AP U.S. History course framework as essentially being unpatriotic and presenting American history in a negatively biased light. After a year of defending the framework, the College Board just changed it.”
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College administrators should help rape survivors, not their school’s public image
by Education
Aug 01, 2015
“An advocate writes that colleges aren't doing enough and more legislation is needed to help better protect students from sexual assault on campus”
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Shifting the mind-set for veterans moving from battlefield to classroom
by Education
Aug 01, 2015
“The Warrior-Scholar Project helps ease enlisted veterans’ transition to life in college.”
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Best Value Colleges 2015
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 29, 2015
“These schools give you quality for a lower price.”
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New guidelines for AP history: Are they still 'unpatriotic'?
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 30, 2015
“In the wake of a partisan uproar last year, the 2015 guidelines for the Advanced Placement United States history curriculum released Thursday feature a more-balanced look at the country, academics say. The AP program, which allows high school students to take college-level courses for credit, is administered by The College Board, a private nonprofit corporation. Political conservatives argued that the 2014 guidelines for US history had an anti-American slant that highlighted wrongdoing and downplayed the achievements of the American people.”
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Bad news, humans: You’re not as smart as you think. Especially when driving.
by Education
Jul 30, 2015
“To test driverless cars, hoping to reduce all the fatal crashes each year, the University of Michigan builds an entire robotic city.”
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U-Penn. and others drop an essay requirement for standardized tests
by Education
Jul 30, 2015
“College-bound students wonder: Do they have to take the essay portion of exams even if it is labeled 'optional'?”
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How the Media and You Are Misled by False Data
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 30, 2015
“It’s worth noting too that this is the government’s own data, which was largely ignored by the White House while portraying access to contraception as a crisis in the United States. Faulty claim #2: That brings us to another crisis declared by the Obama administration – the alleged epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses, and the existence of “rape culture” in higher education. From Barack Obama and Joe Biden on down, the White House has tossed around statistics supposedly from reliable studies of the issue, claiming that 1 in 5 women in college will be the victim of sexual assault.”
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Do college rankings mean anything? That depends on your perception of No. 1
by Education
Jul 30, 2015
“Selectivity. Wealth. Research. The qualities that usually mean a high ranking didn't necessarily land colleges high on Money magazine's list.”
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Schools are working to remove the placement test barrier to community college success
by Education
Jul 30, 2015
“Community colleges are trying to reduce reliance on remedial courses to increase chances for student success.”
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Conservatives convinced College Board to rewrite American history
by Education
Jul 30, 2015
“Under fire from conservatives, changes are made to AP U.S. History framework.”
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Obama administration to allow prisoners access to college grants
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 29, 2015
“U.S prisoners will soon be eligible for federal grants to take college courses online, a Justice Department official said on Tuesday. The Justice Department and the Department of Education will announce on Friday a limited pilot program for incarcerated Americans to apply for federal Pell grants. The program builds on efforts from the White House to provide pathways out of prison by reducing sentences and giving second chances to those who have served time.”
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3 Big Differences Between 529 College Savings Plans, UTMA Accounts
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 29, 2015
“According to the College Board, the average cost for a year of college is $22,958 for out-of-state residents attending a public university, and the tuition jumps to $31,231 for private schools. For those reasons, 529 plans are one of the most popular vehicles for college savings, as they allow for tax-free growth and withdrawals, as long as the funds are used for approved educational expenses. When considering the best method to save for college, parents may consider both 529s and UTMA accounts.”
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Virginia college graduates sue Rolling Stone over rape story
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 29, 2015
“Three University of Virginia graduates on Wednesday filed a defamation lawsuit in New York against Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher Wenner Media and a journalist over a now-debunked 2014 article describing a fraternity gang rape. The three men, all 2013 graduates and members of Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the center of the story, claim the magazine was negligent in publishing an article entitled "A Rape on Campus" by Sabrina Rudin Erdely.”
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Passing Up Harvard: Qualified Black and Latino Kids Aren't Applying to Top Colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 28, 2015
“According to the study, which was produced by the National Bureau of Economic Research, black and Latino students are more likely than white students to apply to colleges that are closer to their home, that enroll large numbers of minority students, and that have a track record of success with students from their high school. “We consistently find that Hispanic students are least likely of all ethnic groups to apply to college overall and to elite flagship universities in particular,” wrote the study’s authors. The gap persists, according to the report, “even when Hispanic students attend high schools where a majority of students move on to college.” The problem also exists in states like Texas—the subject of the study—in which the top 10 percent of all graduating seniors get automatic admission to the state’s best universities.”
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Leaving EU would harm status of British universities - lobby group
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 28, 2015
“Britain must remain a member of the European Union if its higher education sector is to maintain its status, quality and research capabilities, a university lobby group said on Monday. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain's ties with the EU and then, by the end of 2017, hold a referendum on whether the country should stay in the bloc. A decision to leave the EU, known as "Brexit", would harm international academic collaboration, university chiefs and MPs from both Cameron's Conservatives and the Labour Party said at the launch of a university-led campaign to keep Britain in the bloc.”
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Philanthropists, Lawmakers Behind New Push for College Education in Prison
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 28, 2015
“Philanthropy groups and lawmakers are giving college education for prisoners a fresh look, as criminal-justice policies around the country place greater emphasis on preparing inmates for life beyond bars. Public funds for college education largely dried up in the 1990s, when Congress rendered prisoners ineligible for federal grants.”
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NYC grade school principal who committed suicide had forged tests
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 28, 2015
“A successful New York elementary school principal who took her own life had forged standardized English exam scores for her third grade students, the city's Department of Education said on Monday. Jeanene Worrell-Breeden, 49, who was the founding principal of the Teachers College Community School, jumped in front of a subway train on April 17, the same day the impropriety was reported. Breeden died in a hospital about a week later.”
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City Invalidates Test Scores of Third Graders at Harlem School
by NYT > Education
Jul 26, 2015
“The Education Department invalidated the results of the state exam taken by third graders amid allegations of testing improprieties by the principal of the Teachers College Community School.”
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One Maryland college tests a new approach to remedial math courses
by Education
Jul 26, 2015
“More than 60 percent of Montgomery County graduates at Montgomery College need remedial math.”
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Why a mother was astonished by one great high school’s college advice
by Education
Jul 26, 2015
“Kathryn Baron didn’t understand the recommendation for big colleges, so she and her daughter rebelled.”
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Spelman College Terminates Professorship Endowed by Bill Cosby
by NYT > Education
Jul 25, 2015
“The college had suspended the professorship last year amid claims of sexual assault against the comedian Bill Cosby.”
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We’ve defended lots of campus sexual assault cases, so we know just how unfair they are
by Education
Jul 25, 2015
“Two lawyers argue that a D.C. bill -- which would permanently mark student transcripts with a "scarlet letter" if they are found responsible for a sexual assault on campus -- is a bad idea.”
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Degrees of Education: The Fundamental Way That Universities Are an Illusion
by NYT > Education
Jul 23, 2015
“Research suggests that colleges are not unified by teaching standards, and that the real differences are within departments and classrooms.”
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